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Mar 16, 2017

8 Things to Know about NaturalPoint

As of January 27th, the acquisition was finalized. They are now part of the family! See news here. NaturalPoint, and their OptiTrack brand, is the undisputed market leader in the growing category of optical tracking and motion capture solutions. They use specialized cameras to track reflectors or LED’s placed on people and objects as they move through space. The kind of trackers that are used for CGI movie production, motion capture for video games, sports performance analysis, and increasingly for VR gameplay, like The Void or the GhostBuster’s Experience at Madam Tussaud’s in New York City. The founder, Jim Richardson, started his career in More…

NaturalPoint , Innovation , virtual reality

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Mar 09, 2017

Why AV Manufacturers Build at Home

For over 30 years we’ve continually operated US manufacturing operations in service to our North American and global customers. With over 300 employees, vendors, and partners in the US, we’re able to better manage quality control, time to market, a tight relationship with R&D, distribution, and the ability to customize swiftly to customer needs. This combination of services have contributed to our great reputation for service, innovation, and market leadership. To learn more about our ongoing commitment to providing the best for our US customers, check out the below excerpt from Sound and Video Contractor Magazine’s exclusive interview with CMO, More…

manufacturing , America , Employment

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Mar 02, 2017

What is an LED?

LED stands for “light emitting diode” and it is a semiconductor device that converts an electrical current to visible light. It is a self-emitting light source. Because of its relative power efficiency, solid-state design, and long life-span it is a popular building material for a number of product categories: LED architectural lighting, replacing incandescent or fluorescent bulbs in light fixtures both indoor and outdoor. These LEDs are structured to emit white light. LED backlights used in LCD (liquid crystal displays) and video walls as a light source, replacing cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFL) in flat panel displays and monitors. In More…

LED , Light Emitting Diode

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Feb 09, 2017

Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market

Planar and Leyard are exhibiting this week at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, the largest AV tradeshow in EMEA. The booth features a public Technology Demonstration of a 0.7mm LED display, as well as all our newest products and our award-winning existing product lines. To see more from Planar and Leyard at ISE 2017, check out InAVate's video, Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market!

Leyard DirectLight , direct view LED , tradeshow

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Feb 02, 2017

Planar and Leyard at ISE 2017

This is the first year that Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company will be hosting a combined presence at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Tune into Rants and rAVes — Episode 562: Planar and Leyard Have Big-Time, Combined Presence at ISE to get a hint at what you might see in Leyard and Planar's booth next week in Amsterdam.  Visit Planar.com/events to get your free registration code to ISE 2017 and then be sure to come visit us in booth 12-H85! 

tradeshow , AV Technology , AV Industry , Podcast

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Jan 19, 2017

Leyard and Planar Installations Overview

From small format touchscreen displays for kiosks to massive video walls and everything in between, Leyard and Planar's broad product offering means the right solution for each application. Video processing, media player solutions, and mounting accessories make Leyard and Planar a one-source option for display solutions. See more videos from Leyard and Planar on Vimeo.

installations , LED , LCD video wall , digital signage

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Jan 12, 2017

Redefining Prime Time

In the olden days before on-demand and streaming content, broadcasters designed certain hours as “prime time,” that day part when the largest audiences were congregated in front of their TVs. In the States, this was somewhere between 6:00 and 9:00 PM on weekdays. This is where shows like Friends, Seinfield, the Cosby Show, and the like would be found. Even today, popular shows, like The Big Bang Theory, are played at this time. But times have changed. Now you can record and playback content at any time. You can stream from apps or a cable provider on-demand. Viewers are no longer tethered to their TVs or their homes, with the growth of mobile device More…

Planar UltraRes , tradeshow , social media , events

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Jan 05, 2017

Transparent Displays at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 officially opened its doors today, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary. We're seeing lots of really cool new technology, as well as innovative uses of transparent OLED displays. At Intel's booth, a cyclist rides alongside a Planar LookThru transparent OLED display showing real-time data about his performance and heart rate. Check it out:   More images from the Intel Booth of the Planar LookThru transparent OLED display: Planar LookThru transparent OLED display in the Corning Booth: If you are at the show, stop by the Planar and Leyard booth #30645.

OLED , LookThru , planar lookthru